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#1
:rolleyes: Might need some opinions,

As title says, does size really matters on mouse pad?

Question comes from someone that have always used medium mouse pads or small single ones, but have seen the use of large mouse pads for keyboard + mouse becoming moar and moar visible on several builds, which takes me to doubt, are they useful? , is just a waste of money or space? So would like to hear some comments and opinions of them, so all input is pretty important!



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#2
i used for a long time quite decently sized mousemat for .... mouse ... but since i got that, it's hard to go for something else
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for less than 20$ .... i'd say every other brand are just disguised thief :laugh: [joke] (tho ... cheaper than pad that are 3 to 4 time smaller ... is a feat ... only the Roccat Alumic felt worth his price to me )

tho i often use a normal mousemat above it
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2.33$ on a certain Chinese website ... and still better than many other that are the same size and 10 time that price ;):p


soooo yep not a wast of money (unless you pay it more than mine :laugh: no other can rival it in term of quality/price ratio imho ), quite comfortable for my setup (Nerdytec couchmaster Cycon, the Raven RVP01 is exactly the same size as the lapboard ) also softer .... putting my phone on the side of my keyboard or anything else is way more comfy than on my desk ... (if i was using my desk nonetheless)
 
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i prefer bigger surface areas, but i do have a small corsair one that I bought cause mine was getting ratty. A have a Hyper X large, Corsair small and a Dragon War large.
 

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To me, size of the pad depends on the dpi/cpi used and if you like lifting your mouse.

Lower dpi means you can use more mat and not need to lift nearly as much. Higher dpi requires less room to move the mouse.
 
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I only use mouse pads with wrist rests.
 
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I don't use a mouse pad. My blue laser Microsoft mouse tracks just fine on my PC's keyboard tray. And my Logitech Nano blue laser tracks anywhere (pant leg, arm wrest, carpet, floor, dinning room table) for my notebook.

And that brings up my next point. If I want me and my keyboard centered on the tray, centered in front of my primary monitor, I don't have room on my keyboard tray for the keyboard and a mouse pad too.

I only use mouse pads with wrist rests.
I too prefer a wrist rest so I use one of these. Highly recommended if you have wrist pain/carpel tunnel/RSI problems.
 

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Since I started playing pubg I've been lowering the sensitivity to improve mid-long range accuracy. I just got a mouse pad that's 500mm wide, I going from edge to edge is a 360 degree turn in-game, which works pretty well for me, I'm not under/over-shooting when quickly aiming from person to person. The problem I'm having now is I have to keep my wrist lifted for large movements, I need to find a piece of teflon I can superglue to my wrist lol :p
 
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To me, size of the pad depends on the dpi/cpi used and if you like lifting your mouse.

Lower dpi means you can use more mat and not need to lift nearly as much. Higher dpi requires less room to move the mouse.
Just thinking the same thing. also depends on the pointer acceleration
 
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I normally buy the large size, because once i have worn a corner down , i can spin it around and use themother corner, its cheaper than buying new smaller mouse pads everytime they begin to wear, since often the larger ones are 15$ and the smalls are $10
 

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Depends on play style and sensitivity of the mouse, quality of the pad more so than anything else.

I got a Roccat pad thinking it would be better than a cheap pad, i was wrong on that one for it, however it doesn't speak for their mice or other pads lol.
 

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i prefer bigger surface areas, but i do have a small corsair one that I bought cause mine was getting ratty. A have a Hyper X large, Corsair small and a Dragon War large.
so you use a smal corsair despite having others?

also, do your still have the level10m? is impossible for me to use that mouse on a small mouse pad, i preffer medium or large,

Since I started playing pubg I've been lowering the sensitivity to improve mid-long range accuracy. I just got a mouse pad that's 500mm wide, I going from edge to edge is a 360 degree turn in-game, which works pretty well for me, I'm not under/over-shooting when quickly aiming from person to person. The problem I'm having now is I have to keep my wrist lifted for large movements, I need to find a piece of teflon I can superglue to my wrist lol :p
so your mousepad is large?
well played :D teflon trick

I normally buy the large size, because once i have worn a corner down , i can spin it around and use themother corner, its cheaper than buying new smaller mouse pads everytime they begin to wear, since often the larger ones are 15$ and the smalls are $10
another well explained "life hack"
 
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i know that feeling bro, older ibm mousepads and related stories...
 
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You call that "worn down"? Ha!

This is worn:
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Not as easy as cloth covered mouse pads. This wear took place over 7 years. And actually, there is almost as big a wear spot on the other side of the keyboard, but I had to switch sides because of carpel tunnel syndrome. Didn't take as long to get used to using my left hand as I thought it would. Now a mouse feels awkward in my right hand even though I am right handed. Oh well.
 
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Not as easy as cloth covered mouse pads. This wear took place over 7 years. And actually, there is almost as big a wear spot on the other side of the keyboard, but I had to switch sides because of carpel tunnel syndrome. Didn't take as long to get used to using my left hand as I thought it would. Now a mouse feels awkward in my right hand even though I am right handed. Oh well.
Right, but it's not a mouse pad either now is it? Glass lasts a long time too, But its neither here nor there.

i was speaking about its wear from a desk POV. i had one of those old laminate surface desks once, they are prone to wear spots.

my cloth steelseries pad is over 3 years old, and has no Fraying, or tears, just discoloration, id say its holding up pretty good.
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Right, but it's not a mouse pad either now is it? Glass lasts a long time too, But its neither here nor there.

i was speaking about its wear from a desk POV. i had one of those old laminate surface desks once, they are prone to wear spots.

my cloth steelseries pad is over 3 years old, and has no Fraying, or tears, just discoloration, id say its holding up pretty good.
and if your wash it with dishwasher solution, you will have it like new, mine was like that, 2 years or everyday use ...

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Right, but it's not a mouse pad either now is it?
i was speaking about its wear from a desk POV.
Exactly! From a desk point of view. And here we have a "desk" showing extreme signs of wear from sliding a lightweight device with Teflon feet across it countless number of times. Obviously my keyboard tray is not made from a solid piece of walnut. But the woodgrain surface is not some wood colored sheet of contact paper either.

I was simply making light of wearing out a mouse pad - which I have done a time or two over the years.
 
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I use a 360x300mm one, wouldn't mind something around 450-500mm wide for CS:GO but outside of that I don't really have any use for anything big since I move the full width of my screen in just over a cm.
 
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But the woodgrain surface is not some wood colored sheet of contact paper either.
Oh it stands up pretty well, it's likely PU plastic , with wood pulp & glue underneath to fill up the other 99.9% of the desks structure. Some are better than others, and when I say "some" I mean the older ones ,newer ones literally use a paper type composite ,which is shit. I can tell just by looking at yours that it is an older one ,because of the style of the woodgrain. It Has that 80s look to it, Plus the way it wears tells me what it likely is.

I earned $ during high school , through college As a flooring contractor ,and i worked with a lot of laminate types of flooring. I got pretty good at spotting different types of laminate wear.
 
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This is not a Walmart special desk. But it is not from the 80s either. Bought it as a splurge/treat for myself somewhere around 2002 after the last of the kids moved out.

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That printer stand is not from Walmart either, but it sure was not any top-of-the-line furniture. It's a left-over from my old Sauder assemble-it-yourself corner desk I used to have.
 
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yup, those older ones are better than what you get often these days. the walmart ones you mentioned tend to be paper laminate wood design

if they wear this way, theyre sh!tty paper type ....it starts with little holes, when the high spots wear, then it becomes an entire wear spot hole.





i had this type of table for years, but i got fed up woth shitty quality, now i have a Tempered glass/stainess steel desk, and its nice as hell.
 
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IMO it is not fair to say "older". When furniture is made has nothing to do with it. It just depends on how much you are willing to invest in the furniture - in this case, office furniture. Cheap furniture has always been cheap furniture and will fall apart after a few years. Top quality furniture has always been well made with quality materials and, with a little care, is something you can hand down generation after generation.

Some styles fall out of fad or fashion in just a couple years. Other styles of furniture never fall out of style.

Laminated composite wood does not automatically suggest cheap either. Composite wood (at least on some surfaces) is often used simply because it is much stronger than even the hardest of woods. This is often important for things like writing surfaces that need to stand up to ball-point pens and such.

That said, this is WAY off the topic of mouse pad sizes!
 
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IMO it is not fair to say "older". When furniture is made has nothing to do with it.
when a piece of furniture is made has EVERYTHING to do with its durability, when it is made using chemicals, or glues that newer laws and guildines might have deemed "unsafe". Your welcome to have your opinion, but it is a fact of manufacturing....often, older items made with possibly unsafe chemicals are more durable. liek it or not :rolleyes: